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    Iran Continues Calls For Israel’s Destruction

    February 21, 2017

      By Daniel Odrezin Asst. Executive Director In the summer of 2015, as the US and other world powers hammered out the details of a landmark agreement to rollback Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon, many proponents of the deal claimed that the agreement would encourage the Iranian regime to moderate its words and actions …..

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    LJCC Receives Second Bomb Threat; Trump Issues Forceful Condemnation

    February 21, 2017

    For the second time in as many months, Birmingham’s Levite Jewish Community Center (LJCC) received a false bomb threat Monday morning. The LJCC’s safety protocol was enacted and local police responded to the scene.  The building was cleared and all normal activity resumed shortly thereafter. Many LJCC members and pre-school parents – some Jewish, some …..

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    Debate Over Israel Strikes Chord

    February 19, 2017

    Photo is of participants on a Birthright Israel trip. Debate Over Israel Strikes Chord   By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director  TEL AVIV — It was an interesting discussion that came at the end of a long day during which 30 Jewish Federation executive directors, including myself, had delved into a series of problems facing Israel. …..

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